Your Load Generator is Probably Lying to You - Take the Red Pill and Find Out Why
Monday, October 5, 2015 at 8:56AM
Todd Hoff in Latency, Strategy

Pretty much all your load generation and monitoring tools do not work correctly. Those charts you thought were full of relevant information about how your system is performing are really just telling you a lie. Your sensory inputs are being jammed. 

To find out how listen to the Morpheous of performance monitoring Gil Tene, CTO and co-founder at Azul Systems, makers of truly high performance JVMs, in a mesmerizing talk on How NOT to Measure Latency.

This talk is about removing the wool from your eyes. It's the red pill option for what you thought you were testing with load generators.

Some highlights:

It doesn't take long into the talk to realize Gil really knows his stuff. It's a deep talk with deep thoughts based on deep experience, filled with surprising insights. So if you take the red pill, you'll learn a lot, but you may not always like what you've learned.

Here's my inadequate gloss on Gil's amazing talk:

How to Lie With Percentiles

 

The Coordinated Omission Problem

Sustainable Throughput

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